photo credit: Andrew Reiner
Quintonil and Pujol have a lot in common. Not only are they located a few blocks from each other in Polanco but the chef at Quintonil also worked at Pujol, and Pujol’s most famous dish - the mole madre that’s been cooking since 2013 - was initially made to celebrate the one year anniversary of Quintonil. Quintonil serves one of the best moles we’ve ever had as well, and the menu has a similar focus to Pujol’s on local ingredients and beautiful presentations. They offer a rotating tasting menu for about $125 per person or you can order a la carte, in which case you’ll need to order the crab tostada with habanero mayo and the ant chorizo with creamy, cheesy rice. If you can’t get a dinner reservation, which is difficult because they’re only available two months in advance, then come for one of the best lunches in this city. Or any city.
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